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Hope House News January to 15th February 2018

By Sr. Elsa Joseph

Year 2018 had its own ups and downs in our mission. We had many kids admitted at the centre even from the same family three kids and the parents. Two kids were born with HIV and the other was infected later. Since the mother had another baby we had to hire someone take care of the other sick babies at the centre. As the days went by the hired minder began to ill-treat the babies and we had look for the mother to care for the kids. Now they have made a very good progress and responding well to the medication.

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Catholic Church brings hope to Swazi Children

Some of the students that applied for the scholarship.

By William Kelly

There is a saying that goes, ‘Education is the key to unlocking doors for a brighter future’. This is true for hundreds of Swazi students from all four regions of the country that assemble at the Catholic Centre (Caritas offices) every second week of January to apply for funds to pay for their education. In truth, some even started visiting our offices as early as December 2017 to record their requests; ‘We wish to see the Bishop in order to register our request for school bursaries as we do not have any income to pay for ourselves; they would say (some with tears in their eyes). Read more

Water harvesting project

By Machawe Ngcamphalala

The project is very helpful to the people of Swaziland especially as the world is faced with serious droughts and floods brought by climate change.

Caritas implemented the project in the Lubombo region in Lubulini a community under the St. Philips Parish.

The Lubombo region is the most affected by drought in the country and it is the same region that has the highest prevalence of HIV and AIDS, and T.B. cases. This community has a greater number of most vulnerable people and child-headed families or orphans who stay with their grannies. Read more

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